The Countries Which Go on Strike the Most
As figures from the Hans Böckler Foundation show though, while the UK is hardly a stranger to strike action, when compared to other OECD countries, it is certainly at the lower end of the scale. From 2008 to 2017, there were an average of 21 strike days per 1,000 employees each year - a long way below the French, where this figure sits at 118.
'Strike culture' is particularly strong in France, where on 5 December there is massive strike action expected. Many trade union organisations will demonstrate against pension reform with the strike to be carried out in many sectors, including transport, which is expected to cause major disruptions.
This chart shows the average annual number of strike days per 1,000 employees in selected OECD countries.